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Michael C Nov 17, 2009, 07:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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So I came home today and thought I'd mess around with my bios a little and perhaps get some more juice out of my CPU now that I am running Windows 7. So I went in and changed the FSB to 400mhz, stock volts and everything. Now I'm booted up, running well, and playing games at 3.6GHZ with ALL STOCK voltages. How is this possible? Temps are the same as before, no problem there. I ran the Windows Experience Rating tool again and my scores went way up for some reason also, you can see here.

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BoT Nov 17, 2009, 07:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
it's finally burned in :P

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TamTheBam Nov 17, 2009, 07:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 17, 2009, 07:15pm EST

 
>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts

What happens when you bench with Prime?
You say "stock" as in you manually set to stock OR all auto?

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Michael C Nov 17, 2009, 07:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
All stock as in set to AUTO. The only thing I changed was the FSB to 400, so 400x9.

I am not going to run Prime because I don't consider that a good test. It pushes your CPU to limits that it will likely never reach doing other things(gaming etc..)

I mainly care about everything else running and games running perfect without it crashing, that to me is being stable. I could care less if it failed a Prime95 test is what I mean. May sound stupid to some but that's what I think.

Dave Nov 17, 2009, 07:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
I got my E6600 on stock cooling and voltage and all that bollocks from 2.4 to 3.2, although it clapped out at 3.4.

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LEntless Nov 17, 2009, 08:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
Kind of pointless....I have mine at 3.0- that's all I need. Why bother going from 3.5 to 3.6? I don't think it will make ANY difference with your 4870. Do a few weeks worth to see if it's stable- I bet you it won't be.


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mothow Nov 17, 2009, 08:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
On auto it(the mobo) will give it(the cpu) more voltage than what you set it for a lot of times when overclocking check cpuz to see what voltages its running.See 1.45v is much higher than stock voltage.AT stock voltage your cpu would using more like 1.325v

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LEntless Nov 17, 2009, 08:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
lmao, never paid attention to it...nice catch.

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Michael C Nov 17, 2009, 08:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 17, 2009, 09:10pm EST

 
>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
Mothow said:
On auto it(the mobo) will give it(the cpu) more voltage than what you set it for a lot of times when overclocking check cpuz to see what voltages its running.See 1.45v is much higher than stock voltage.AT stock voltage your cpu would using more like 1.325v


If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure CPU-Z reads that wrong from the last I remember. But if it doesn't than it may explain why I can overclock so far. Either way impressive in my opinion.

micro Nov 17, 2009, 11:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
If it matters, im at 1.26250v @3.0. according to bios.

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Suspended User Nov 18, 2009, 10:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Michael C said:


I am not going to run Prime because I don't consider that a good test. It pushes your CPU to limits that it will likely never reach doing other things(gaming etc..)



LOL, that's why it's a good test. It shows that if your CPU can handle that, it can pretty much handle anything else.....it's not like you'd use a CPU stress test that only stresses your CPU 50% lol.

Michael C Nov 18, 2009, 10:38am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
Dragon Age puts each core to about 80-90% and it runs fine, I consider that a good enough test for me.

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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
So to test that it's stable you'd rather run it at 90% than 100%?......that makes no sense.

Michael C Nov 18, 2009, 10:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
If it's not going to crash in any real programs that I use daily then yes. Prime95 is practically made to crash your PC. So if it fails, I should underclock even more just because it failed a measly Prime95 test? No way.

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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
Sigh. If I overclock and then run prime and it crashes or prime fails, then I would consider that unstable...meaning that I could potentially RUIN my CPU. You can screw your whole OS with an unstable CPU. So to me, I would rather have my CPU 100% stable than pretty stable. Especially in your case...for 100mhz.

Michael C Nov 18, 2009, 11:15am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'll take that chance.

G. G. Nov 18, 2009, 11:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Q6600 3.6GHZ at stock volts
with your mb being set to "Auto" for core voltages..... I wonder what the voltages are really at while it is loaded running at 3.6ghz... hmmm



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